On Tuesday, June 14th, the San Jose City Council voted 9-1 in favor of a Pathway to Carbon Neutrality by 2030 and a plan to begin electrifying all the city’s buildings – becoming the largest city in the country to commit to such bold climate action! The Council also approved a new Transportation Demand Management (TDM) ordinance that eliminates most parking minimums to encourage residents to adopt clean mobility options.
From Smart Cities Connect:
The City Council of San Jose, CA has approved a new framework to achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2030. This will make San José the largest city in the United States to have set this goal. The framework includes: pursuing regional, state, federal, and philanthropic funding; an increase in focus on reduction of transportation emissions; and furthering the priorities of Climate Smart San Jose. Climate Smart San José, which was approved in 2018, is one of the first climate action plans in the United States to align with the greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reduction targets of the Paris Climate Agreement.Read the Article